by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s murderous tragedy is seen anew in Davenant’s Restoration-era adaptation which delighted audiences for most of the 18th-century. This unique production, with music performed by Folger Consort, features Helen Hayes Award-winners Ian Merrill Peakes and Kate Eastwood Norris, as the tragically ambitious Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Read through a side by side comparison of Shakespeare's original text of Macbeth and Davenant's adaptation.
Consider joining us for a special performance of Macbeth to enhance your theater-going experience.
Folger Theatre gratefully acknowledges the kind support of our sponsors. For a full list of sponsors for Macbeth, please visit our Sponsors page.
Please note: We’re hard at work restoring our historic building’s marble façade. As a result seven parking spaces on 3rd Street, SE, just south of its intersection with East Capitol Street, will be unavailable for public parking. Learn More.
This production is part of Performing Restoration Shakespeare, a program of the Arts and Humanities Research Council led by Queen's University Belfast.
This production is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.